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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Paul Maybery » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:50 pm

Wessex Berg F tuba - Monette PRANA 94 F & RT 64
Wessex Wyvern CC - Monette PRANA 94 & Stofer/Geib
Wessex York Presence 6/4 CC - Monette 94, Stofer/Geib & Wessex Nickles
Wessex Cimbasso - Doug Eliot (Custom) & Wessex CB [In some cases, the Sidey Classic Helleberg works well on the cimbasso when I want a monstrous Hollywood-type sound in a large orchestra.]

Bear in mind there are subtle difference between these pieces.
I will say that I use the Monettes most frequently. The RT 64 and the Stofer/Geib, for me at least offer just a bit lighter weight to the sound, as does the Nickles.
Also, for me, the Monettes have a rim that is quite comfortable for doing a long gig. I'm 71 and muscle mass in the chops is diminishing with age. The Monette is a very efficient mouthpiece. I've had the two of these for about 6 years and went on a mouthpiece safari so as to make an informed comparison, but I kept coming back to the Monette.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby ppalan » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:05 am

Paul Maybery wrote:...Monette PRANA 94 F...

Hi,
Just a quick question: do you know where to get info re: Monette tuba mouthpieces? I looked on the website but there isn't any info (aside from pictures) I could find on measurements for the tuba pieces.
Thanks,
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Stryk » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:33 pm

ppalan wrote:
Paul Maybery wrote:...Monette PRANA 94 F...

Hi,
Just a quick question: do you know where to get info re: Monette tuba mouthpieces?
Pete


Here is a pretty good comparison chart and it includes the Monette 94.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/158gbFjaJf7kIVc3zNGSIVwjW-t6s_viESqVhRQIJJAw/edit#gid=634347005
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby ppalan » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:11 pm

Stryk wrote:Here is a pretty good comparison chart and it includes the Monette 94.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... =634347005" target="_blank" target="_blank


Thank you. This is great info for some mouthpieces I haven't ben able to find before.

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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Antontuba » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:06 pm

Besson 981, AT6U. I’ll practice using a AT5U.

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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Tuba Shorty » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:34 pm

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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby KyleMG » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:19 am

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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby BrassKicksArse » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:27 pm

Miraphone 186 with a yamaha bell, with a PT88
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby greenbean » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:39 pm

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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby David Richoux » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:38 am

Loud 7 with almost all of my tubas, helicons, and Sousaphones except for my Wessex BBb Tornister - for that one, a Conn Helleberg seems to work a bit better.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:04 am

Bloke 2pc Symphony - HBM2 rim - Rudy 3/4 C
PT82 - Alex 155 F
PT70 - Alex 163 C

I will echo the sentiments bort made: Things change, I think personally my tastes in what I am looking for. For example: The Rudy/Symphony pairing is out of need to play a demanding quintet piece on an orchestra concert. What had worked before with the Stofer Geib with its lavish tone and even intonation were no longer acceptable do to some squirly areas in the register. The Blokepiece afforded to me great articulation with no loss of intonation. The color changed slightly, and I'm willing to take that trade. I am glad I tried the combo, as I had purchased the Bloke Symphony for the Alex 163 years prior. I keep about 20+ MPs around, a few I let go I wish I had kept!
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby TubArild » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:04 pm

Wessex Wyvern with Sellmansberger Symphony in the band and Wyvern with pt 36 for quintet use.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby bort » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:30 pm

I am getting a new tuba shortly, and hope my faithful Thein RCC wi'll still work well with it. If anything, the most I want to change is to get another Thein RCC, but with the RCMF rim.

I expect that maybe only 1 or 2 other people have any frame of reference whatsoever for what I'm talking about! :P
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby eeflattuba » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:08 pm

besson soverign 981 ee flat tuba with a silver plated denis wick 3L mouthpiece, and a Yamaha neo bb flat tuba with a silver mike finn 3.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby djwpe » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:15 pm

bort wrote:I am getting a new tuba shortly, and hope my faithful Thein RCC wi'll still work well with it. If anything, the most I want to change is to get another Thein RCC, but with the RCMF rim.

I expect that maybe only 1 or 2 other people have any frame of reference whatsoever for what I'm talking about! :P


Just do what Matt Walters suggests: "Find a mouthpiece that works for you. Then find a horn that works with that mouthpiece."

Wha'd ja get??

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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby RITuba » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:24 pm

Besson 981 Eb wick 1L
Besson 994 BBb wick 1XL
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby spirtuba » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:47 am

b&s pt20 - pt50
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby SteveP » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:20 pm

Besson New Standard Eb (3v) with Wick 4.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby bloke » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:03 pm

TubArild wrote:Wessex Wyvern with Sellmansberger Symphony in the band and Wyvern with pt 36 for quintet use.
Rudolf meinl 5/4 cc with Werner Chr. Schmidt WH B2 and Sellmansberger Symphony


Try swapping out an Orchestra Grand cup (same two other components) on the 5/4. (That was my set-up when I owned a RM 5/4).
If $95 for the cup from me (new) is too much, find a used one.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby pauvog1 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:30 pm

I use a Sellmanberger Symphony, standard 33p rim, and a Parker Helleberg shank on my Kalison DS.

Occasionally an Imperial with a profundo 33p.

Currently using an old style Solo #1 (occasionally an imperial) and standard 33p rim on the MRP F.
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